The mental health of black women and girls is important because of the transference of generational trauma as well as individual and societal challenges that can affect our mental health.
Thelma Matilda Alves Foundation is a mental health charity that is dedicated to preserving and protecting the mental and emotional wellbeing of women of African/Caribbean descent.
We offer a range of services that centre women of African and Caribbean descent mental health and emotional wellbeing such as, group sessions, workshops and counselling sponsorship.
We want to help more black women receive mental health support through private counselling. Counselling can be inaccessible for black women due to the costs, long NHS waiting lists and not being referred by their doctors. We want to remove these barriers by directly supporting black women and covering the costs of counselling.